Friday, March 21, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #39 -- Color Combination


I have to admit, I love this color combination. Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Real Red and Chocolate Chip -- lovely colors together, really. This challenge was a breeze for me this week!

I wanted to try to make a soft card with these bold an beautiful colors. I chose to make a card that is a "constrained collage" -- don't go looking for the techique, I just made that phrase up! wanted the collage look with a very neat layout. I just dusted off my masking skills, and used the Ink Wash Technique from the April/May 2007 Technique Junkie Newsletter to color the flowers. I happened to have the gems on my desktop (an advantage of not putting things away, LOL), and I added some red stickles to the flower centers to add more bling. A little pierced & layered scallop on the bottom, and Voila! My card is completed.

16 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a lovely card Pat...but your cards are ALWAYS lovely! I'm glad you like the challenge this week...I found it to be a "challenge"! Have a wonderful time in Virginia and have a blessed holiday!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo PRETTY!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Love your "constrained collage" technique (giggle) it is soft and easy on the eyes. Your card is lovely...

Connie said...

Very pretty...I like your type of collage! Have fun on vacation...

MJ said...

Just beautiful. Constrained collage huh? Love it! Happy Easter to you and your family.

Etha said...

beautiful! I love your masking and the washed out color of the blooms. I know exactly what you mean about not putting things away....best combos happen that way :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Pat, this is elegant and lovely!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous, love the floral image.

Amber Porter said...

Lovely card!

Sara in WI said...

What a great challenge! Your card is lovely! See, I WOULD have had a hard time with that color combo. I guess that I should start doing the challenges for practice instead of just reading blogs.

Lisa Bohler said...

Simply lovely! Very subtle and elegant!

Lori said...

So elegant and pretty! You did a great job making these bold colors look soft.

Susan said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the constrained collage look. I also received my stamp blog candy yesterday. The card you sent is also beautiful! Thank you so much for all your generosity.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just lovely.....wow!

Margaret said...

This is one beautiful card! I restrainted myself from ordering this set and you aren't helping any with this card!! lol! Love it!

Cydne said...

I love this collage. Orderly & still free. I'll have to copy it (imitation is the best form of flattery!